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Food bank moves to new location

 

Pictured is the new Headwaters Area Food Bank building located at 216 1st Ave. West in Three Forks. Voice photo by Melissa Jenkins

For the last sixteen years, HRDC's Headwater Area Food Bank has been located at 12 E Cedar St in Three Forks, MT. To allow for additional space to serve their customers and provide services, the Food Bank has moved to its new permanent home.

In 1985, the Three Forks Food Bank was opened by C.A. and Lena Murphy in a trailer on their property. In 2000, after serving the community for fifteen years, the founders closed the Food Bank due to health reasons. In 2004, HRDC's Headwaters Area Food Bank opened for business. Chuck and Tina Wambeke of Three Forks donated the building space. Aaron Baczuk Construction and many other community partners donated to help renovate the building. In 2016, the Headwaters Area Food Bank acquired a building, which formerly housed a cable company. For the last few years, the Food Bank has been hard at work with the community to renovate the space. Now, in 2020, the Headwaters Area Food Bank has moved to its new home on 216 First Avenue West in Three Forks, MT.

"We have so many to thank for the finishing and moving of our food bank. Thank you to Chuck Wambeke for housing our food bank on Cedar Street for the past sixteen years. In our new space, we look forward to offering more services, like assistance filling out SNAP and LIEAP applications. We will also have more privacy and room for visiting services like dieticians and nursing students," said Jill Holder, HRDC's Food and Nutrition Director. "We hope to have a grand opening at a later date when we can invite our community to visit."

"Watch for thank yous to all who have helped through our Facebook page," says Kim Gelder the Headwaters Area Food Bank Operations Manager.

Although the Food Bank has moved, they will continue with drive-up distribution at the new location to ensure social distancing and that all neighbors get the food they need. HRDC's Headwaters Area Food Bank is located at 216 First Avenue West in Three Fork, MT.

To assist with the Headwaters Area Food Bank building fund, please visit thehrdc.org or mail P.O. Box 836, Three Forks, MT 59752. For more information about any HRDC program or service visit thehrdc.org.

 

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